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MSNBC
Jan 23, 2014 10:00am PST
quote states so that it can keep people's data safe. i can just imagine people in the united states wanting to use the microsoft or other servers outside the united states. this is becoming -- unmanageable. and my suggestion is at this point that we look for alternatives and that section 215 so far as i understood before the president spoke was something the white house was considering abandoning. the president didn't abandon and gave three options. one that has the most appeal to me which he didn't explain carefully is tagging data so you can actually find needles without having to have the haystack. wouldn't that be better? wouldn't that be reassuring to people? at any rate, i want to commend
Al Jazeera America
Jan 26, 2014 4:00pm EST
quote trucks not the national security -- trucks not the national security of the united states, they'll go after that information and take it. >> it was held in an undisclosed location. a russian law-maker says russia
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2014 8:00pm EST
quote across nine selectors that pointed to the united states. the use of the 215 tool allowed us to eliminate the possibility of a domestic nexus.
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2014 8:00pm EST
quote with the department of justice, white house, ask for an expedited review by the supreme court of the united states to determine the constitutionality of these programs so that we do not continually shop for the legal opinion that we want to my either one side or the other. l discuss this with the attorney general. protocolup on what the is forsaking a reading by the supreme court. >> is there a sense of urgency within the administration to
PBS
Jan 15, 2014 6:00pm PST
quote , as a precursor really to an attack. so for example, if the united states decides to go into what is known as computer network attack, then they could use the information that is gleaned through technologies like this to serve as the pathway in order to conduct an attack of that type. so that's what they're doing. they're looking at, they're recoin outering the network, doing a reconaissance and if they need to attack for whatever policy reason they can do so based on the
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2014 8:00pm EST
quote will explain what i mean. if a terrorist is identified in the united states, we want to understand if there's a network that we are facing. we take any telephone numbers connected to that terrorist absence ofin the 215, i would use the legal process that we use everyday. each of theng telephone companies, i would
Al Jazeera America
Jan 6, 2014 7:00pm EST
quote consequences. in the united states the transportation of oil by rail jumped 24% from the year
Al Jazeera America
Jan 6, 2014 7:00pm EST
quote consequences. in the united states the transportation of oil by rail jumped 24% from the year earlier. u.s. railways now transport nearly 10% of america's crude oil output or around 800,000 barrels per day, and that has increased the likelihood of rail accidents in both the u.s. and canada. in july a 74-car freight train derailed in the quebec town, and the explosion killed almost 50 people and destroyed 30 buildings in the town's center. in november a train derailed and exploded in pennsylvania. 11 cars burnt to a crisp. and in late december, a 110
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2014 9:00pm EST
hispanic resurgence in the united states. the program is about an hour. >> of >> host: the felipe, thank you for being with us. >> guest: thank you for taking an interest in my book. >> host: we can start by talking about the population of hispanics in the united states. in 1980 there were about 15 million hispanics in the united states and by 2012, nearly 53 million, and by 2020 we expect 128 million hispanics in the united states. your book helps to give the foundation and explain how this population arrived in the country and how it potentially -- we will talk about where it's going by the time we reach that 128 million. >> guest: you think of the recent period and which profile has been revolutionized by the resonance of the global phenomenon which is migration and that is a very long one and which hispanics have to be long and in the united states but by virtue of the first one that has a long history in this kind of reverting to that now. the statistics you mentioned are restoring the united states but more and more a situation of the country and historical the what is now t
CNN
Jan 14, 2014 1:00pm PST
quote in other countries trying to help the united states. what is your response to those who say, not all of these leaks have been good ones and not all of them have been in the name of what the freedom of the press foundation stands for? >> look, judgment has to be exercised in terms of what the public needs to know and ought to know and what has been withheld and there may be individual aspects of that where judgments may differ. but remember, we heard these same warnings at the beginning, middle, and end of -- i should say, at the beginning and middle of the prosecution of chelsea manning over a matter of years. blood was on people's hands and so forth. at the end of the trial, they have not produced one scrap of evidence supporting those assertions that anything or any person has been harmed as a result of those revelations, which was the largest since the pentagon papers and the largest until edward snowden. now, as far as i'm aware, the government has not produced one
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2014 10:03pm EST
of hispanics in the united states. in 1980 there were about 15 million hispanics in the united states and by 2012 nearly 53 million by 2015 we are expecting 128 malignant. your book helps give the foundation and explain how the population are right in the country and we will talk about where it's going by the time we reach that 128 million. >> guest: that's very kind of you to say that. you think of this relatively recent period image the profile was revolutionized by -- there were vast numbers of people and the context that we understand this is a very normal one in which hispanics haven't elon in the united states by virtue of being immigrants and having been [inaudible] and the united states has a modern history as a hispanic country. the statistics you mentioned for restoring the united states, but the situation of the country and historically it is what was now the trenches of the united states first occupied and it was a kind of a blip in the story. >> host: that's exactly what your book seems to cover is the myth that we have about the founding of the united states and if this
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2014 9:45pm EST
at a number of case studies each one is an illustration or the united states has developed weapons designed to be less powerful, less deadly, less destructive than that have been designed to replace it or supplement. >>host: what are those today? >> the easiest to grasp of precision in guided munitions and it did san illustration with their much more accurate than previously. you can be more precise to be sure it is only the targets if they are aiming at and to do less collateral damage your unintended consequences. that makes the weapons capability reusable from combat. >>host: was the neutron bomb going in that direction ? >> that is the second of the case studies that nuclear weapons in particular many that were in the arsenal has been so large or so destructive it is hard to imagine in the situation you would want to use them in combat and that they cause more collateral damage so that is to try to develop nuclear weapons such as the neutron bomb to attack certain kinds of targets without collateral damage. what people have been talking about is the nuclear weapons used to attack target
PBS
Jan 17, 2014 12:00am PST
>> rose: welcome to the program. tonight we talk about china and and the united states with cui tiankai, china's ambassador to the united states. >> i hope the united states will have a better understanding of china's history, culture, china's past, china's present, and maybe china's future. and i do hope that the u.s. will not be so much worried about possible challenge or threat from china. we have no intention to assert everybody. the so-called rise of china is rise from our own past. it's not to prevail over anybody else. certainly not the united states. >> rose: we conclude this evening with kate tempest. he is the a brilliant and eloquent poet and former rap artist. >> i came from a school of rap and of rhyming and telling poems where you just knew it. you put it -- you commit it to memory so that you can go anywhere and be doing it with people and so the idea of reading something from a page, it putsing? between me and you. and if i want to tell you a poem i want it to be almost occurring spontaneously. and if you commit it to memory so well that you don't even have to re
PBS
Jan 11, 2014 12:30pm PST
would get incredibly damaged ties with the united states it still sort of state. it took from the food najib is drawn off to the house and fourteen. republican senator lindsey graham interactive report those in trouble. he's eighty eight prisoners. there is much evidence to suggest our wrongdoing. over sixty coalition forces had been killed. as result of actions by these eighty eight in fifty seven afghans had been killed by the actions of these eighty eight to allow them to be released with the affront to the afghan people and to the soldiers and those who bravely risk their lives to capture them if these releases go ahead it would do irreparable damage to the relationship there will be a backlash in the us congress. i think the afghan people will be very upset. he already hear from the afghan people that they weren't dangerous criminals to be tried court not released arbor trail. so the whole thing is that we can allow the afghan legal system to do its job are not asking that these people be tried in america we're not asking that americans to the top were asking the train judges make
PBS
Jan 24, 2014 12:00am PST
. >> we would encourage russia and the united states work very closely, sergei lavrov and john kerry talking almost everyday on the phone, two dozen meetings, et cetera, et cetera, most on syria. so there are some ingredient which is make us theme it can be a success. but obviously obstacles are enormous and there are some players who don't want to see any settlement at all, who want syria to disintegrate, who want syria to become a hub of international terrorism. so it's -- we are working, trying to overcome tough obstacles. >> rose: we conclude with a conversation about the future of turkey with james jeffrey, dexter fill kins, elmira bayrasli and benjamin harvey. >> erdogan has basically prosecuted, arrested or otherwise marginalized huge numbers of the turkish elite and that's -- so what's happening now that that the vanguard, the sort of turkish vanguard that has done this led by erdogan is starting to crackup itself and that's basically it's split into two lanes so i think what's so -- what's troubling to me is that turkey has been a very stable place and a democratic place for
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2014 12:09am EST
away from the tremendous creativity and achievement of the anglo history of the united states because here i think there are wonderful stories of pioneering and fortitude and fusion, which are very impressive. but the need to show that which constitutes the hispanic side which is a story that hasn't yet been exhausted, so i just wanted to get people to see a little bit more of that history, not to displace the image of america that they've already got, but to modify it to see aspects. >> host: it's quite timely given the fact the population is growing and we keep hearing about hispanics or latinos in the united states on a daily basis, and you and i before the show were talking a little bit about how businesses are trying to attract that marketplace and the growing market and it's a young market and bilingual market, so it is an interesting time for the book to appear. >> guest: i came across a j.c. penney photograph on the web that said now hiring bilingual speakers and that is a sort of icon of our times for which president obama did me a tremendous favor by giving people the impres
Al Jazeera America
Jan 23, 2014 7:30pm EST
al-qaeda was multinational and it made a decision to hit the far united states first because it felt like the united states was propping up these local states. so the things that are being al-qaeda in iraq and syria are not like that at all. they are not multinational. they have a national focus, and they are not interested, i think, very much in hitting the united states. they are just rad sunni islam, the political islam. >> when the president's claim was challenged by pointing out that their flag flies all over iraq and syria obama responded . . . david i want to go to you, a significant portion of al-qaeda leadership has been taken out. how has that effected their ability to coordinate and carry out any kind of attack? >> the first thing is i question whether a significant portion has been taken out and down for the count. when we look at this group it's a clandestine organization it is cellar in node. it is very difficult to beat such an organization through a strategy that is just based on attrition of leadership which is what our drone campaign has been based on. >> so are oba
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2014 8:48pm EST
the most powerful warsh united states. he is right and we will have to deal with this into the future. >> please join me in thanking fred siegel. [applause] >> fred will be signing books outside and for c-span audience. thank you. >> thank you. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> the teachers that are trying to close the gap are dealing with such a hard problem. after reading the book i write a disclaimer that says this is making the assumption that no one is going to fix anything outside of the school. no one is going to do anything about the poverty of the racism or anything. can you close the gap and put all of the burden on the teachers and the principals? they are not getting that message. that is not the message from the schools. the school is like you have an inner-city african-american kid and a white suburban kid in second grade they can be at the same level in june when they graduate and when they come back in september the white suburban kid has gained one month of learning from the experience he has had in the inner-city african-american kid has lost thr
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2014 12:30pm EST
's a security success for the united states or a success for average egyptians. you don't know, there's economic challenges, educational issues. i agree that some aid has helped. i don't see it as a success. a positive story is what happens in tunisia. they are passing right now at the same time as egypt a constitution that has taken long and created a political process. there's islamist that elections in indonesia backed down. tunisia is a positive story in what is a dark post sort of early arab spring period. i didn't want to be idealistic about democracy. >> i was going to bring up, has there been clear and considerate policy in the middle east. >> of course not. consistency is difficult. take the example david rhode brought up. tunisia is the possible success story in the middle east. united states supported this. tunisia is a country the size of florida. and has left international influence. egypt is the largest country in the world. sits on the suez canal, is the means to a variety of american interests and beyond. that's where the calculations are different. in a perfect world everyone wo
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2014 8:32pm EST
of allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and the singing of the national an them, "the star spangled banner". 9 pledge of allegiance will be led by united states naval cademy midshipmen. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation der god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> the national anthem had now be performed by sophia nader of idlothian. >> note oh, say can you see bit wn's early light what so proudly we hailed at the wilight's last gleaming whose broad stripes and bright ars through the perilous ight oer the ramparts we watched at the -- with to gallantly streaming and the rockets' red glare, the gave bursting in air, proof through the night that ur flag was still there o say does that star spangled oer the land e, of the free and the home of the brave ♪ [applause] >> the joint assembly and guests will please be seated. america the beautiful will now be performed by the world children's choir of falls church under the direction of course sandra hearns, artistic irector. >> ♪
are talking about a document that is over 200-years-old and is written at a time when the united states looks nothing like what it looks like today. it was a small republic along the eastern seaboard depending mostly were largely on slave labor when communications were difficult, travel was treacherous. this was a document written by people who had many of whom had compunctions about of gunning other human beings and who fought that women had no role to play in public affairs and who fought that people without property are not to be allowed to go to. so it is just pretty bizarre when you think about that that we should decide modern questions based on what they fought a very long time ago. here is the point. suppose you are let's say the president or senator or supreme court justice and you have a big decision about public policy and i'm assuming you're quite a responsible person, so you've spent a lot of time thinking about this and talking with other people and you've carefully considered the public policy implications and after you are all done with that you decided the right thing to do i
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2014 11:00am EST
it was from an individual already in the united states. the programs maps terrorists so that we can see who they are in touch with. we need to see who they may be in contact with as quickly as possible. this capability can also prove valuable in a crisis. for example, if a bomb goes off in one of our cities and law- enforcement is racing to determine whether a network is poised to conduct additional attacks, time is of the essence. being able to quickly review phone connections to assess whether a network exists is critical for that effort. the program does not involve the nsa examining the phone records of ordinary americans. rather, it consolidates these records into a database that the government can query if it has a specific reason. a consolidation of phone records that the companies already retain for business purposes. the review group turned up no indication that this database has been intentionally abused. i believe it is important that the capabilities that this program is designed to meet is preserved. having said that, i believe critics are right to point out that without proper
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2014 1:25am EST
with other countries. the united states has an influence over all the countries in the middle east. iraq needs a long-term friendship with the united states, a friendship based on democracy and respect of human rights and a stable, successful state, not the state that is working with discrimination and oppression. i think americans understand the problems of a rack, and they should concentrate on iraq once again to fix the lack of stability. we americans also do not want iraq to support terrorism. >> one last question. -- the americans do not want iraq to support terrorism. >> one last question. iraq is scheduled to have elections at the end of april. what would you like to see the united states do around those elections to make sure they are positive? we have seen elections that were extremely helpful to democracy and elections that were extremely disrupt full. what can the united dates due to ensure these are constructive elections and not destructive. >> there should be a message that should come from all countries to iraq that the election should be organized in a just and tran
Al Jazeera America
Jan 14, 2014 7:30pm EST
's in it for the united states? i actually got a tweet from the chairman, merideth, from california, who is a loyal streamer. he said: so it's a summary of what's happening in egypt. and you can continue to tweet us. >> to pave the way to democracy is upon us. the military now in power, and introducing reforms to roll back freedoms that egyptians had hoped for, is it is this a return to the mub artic era? the support of the egyptian military, despite opposition and a law that prevents it. we'll get into that. 49% of americans are against further aid to egypt. only 7% believe that it's good for the u.s., and 43% say that it has been bad for american interest. so as u.s.-egyptian relations are put to the test, does the u.s. have to regret its choice of friends? to talk about this, steven cook, council of foreign relations. david rhodes, held by the taliban for eight months. he wrote beyond war, imagining american influence in the middle east. and david pollock, a former state department official, and now for institute of near east policy. and so with mub artic being ousted, it seems to be a return to
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2014 2:30am EST
to the united states, to buy american weapons. and the other part of the aid, a small minority of it, but several hundred million a year goes to support the egyptian people, and projects in egypt in terms of public health and education and functioning of the enormous metropolis of cairo, which i know from years of personnel experience was dysfunctional until american assistance rebuilt the sewers, telephones, roadways and bridges, and everything else that makes cairo a liveable city. >> we are talking about, you know, $1.3 billion to support egyptian military, and $250 million going through the u sa idea. it's an imbalance. >> yes, but it serves american interest. the united states has great strategic and security common interests with egypt. and that's what the money protects. egypt is not pakistan. egyptian security cooperation with the united states has been terrific over many, many years. and that was true for the most part, whether it was hosni mubarak, mohamed morsi or abdul fatah al-sisi in charge of egypt. i think we are getting our money's worth and then some. >> david, does
Al Jazeera America
Jan 17, 2014 11:30am EST
an individual already in the united states. the telephone metadata program under section 215 was designed to map the communications of terrorists so we can see who they may be in contact with as quickly as possible. and this capability could also prove valuable in a crisis. for example: if a bomb goes off in one of our cities and law enforcement is racing to determine whether a network is poised to conduct additional attacks, time is of the essence. being able to quickly review phone connections, to assess whether a network exists, is critical to that effort. in sum, the program does not involve the nsa examining the phone records of ordinary americans. rather, it consolidates these records into a specific area if it has a specific lead. alesa consolidation of records,e review group turned up no information that this database is abused, and i believe that the program this data is designed to meet is preserved. having said that, i believe critics are right to point out that without proper safeguards, this type of program could be used to yield more information about our private lives. and open t
Al Jazeera America
Jan 24, 2014 2:30am EST
and it made a decision to hit the far even my, the united states first before engaging in local battles because it felt that the united states were propping up these local states. so the things that are being called al qaeda in iraq and syria are not like that at all. they are not multinational. they have a national focus and they are not interested very much in hitting the united states. they're just radical sunni islam political slawrm. islam so i don't think it is the same. >>> when david renniik made a statement, president obama countered by, just because there's a kobe brighten doesn't mean they're nba. david i want to go to you. a significant part of al qaeda's leadership has been taken out. how does that affect their ability to coordinate or carry on any kind of an attack? >> i question that a significant portion has been taken out and is down for the count. whether we look at al qaeda and its senior leadership, it is a clandestine leadership, cellular in nature. studies that have been done on this show it's very difficult to beat such an organization through a strategy that's ju
PBS
Jan 13, 2014 6:30am PST
that roberts was sent to me today i think it's fair to say that russia and united states are in full agreement on the number of points. we are in full agreement that the violence the death in the needless suffering and syria must come to an end. we are in full agreement that the humanitarian crisis. he's not only affecting millions of syrian people. but also those in neighboring countries like turkey lebanon and jordan. and this dislocation. this disruption is absolutely unacceptable we're in full agreement that the resolution of this conflict. must be peaceful that there isn't a military solution. and we're in full agreement that we need to make it our best efforts from the moment that we announce this. last spring in moscow. for now we must continue our best efforts. in order to try to bring the parties to geneva and forge forward. for all of the reasons i decided we are in full agreement. that we have to do all we can in order to. begin the process of duty. a process that we all understand will be difficult and will take some time. so we must begin we must begin now. in the days leading up
Bloomberg
Jan 25, 2014 10:00pm EST
those. on august 21 and august 19. sayse united states conclusively that the syrian government -- >> they did argue against arguments represented. they made a statement without substantiating it by anything. >> you are not saying that the u.s. government does not believe the syrian government did it? >> you may have read the famous articles investigating this whole thing. i do not know what the u.s. government believes or not. i know -- >> what do they say to you? >> they say it was the syrian government, but do not give any proof of their allegations. >> they believe it. >> it is a complicated world. lately those people who claim initially that it was the syrian government, obviously and quite visibly have a conviction and -- lost any conviction in that. reasonableeyond doubt not only that the opposition did it, but that the syrian government could not have done it on august 21, because 21ply, proceeding august they were not mixing it. it, you cannotix use it. it is very volatile. you have to prepare it a few days before you use it. it was a lengthy six-page statement made. yo
PBS
Jan 5, 2014 11:30pm PST
eight prisoners whom the united states guns and as a treat to see county. i find the strained relations between the two countries ought to be an eighteen point four will be spent on the currency refused to sign and i need to secure edt the ballot to back the united states could play most of its troops out after two pounds and twenty. they most wanted true and pure to the tape. this client is still quite the option and anti tank and sentenced to eighteen can be until after the peace and in cheek elections in ukraine. and i'm just irritated and said that the united states has passed the shares gave no location of how much longer in the coming nine the band stopped short of the pc business. when i find it needed him to change topics mccain said he was optimistic a team stormed the beach and then on tv i can do it in command after the meeting. i'd say. i am convinced. as result of our long meeting with president karzai we have narrowed those differences. and i believe that we can look forward to the signing of the bsa and in the implementation of it sooner rather than later the united state
PBS
Jan 6, 2014 4:30am PST
and condi leasing agents business when it came down the spines the united states but stopped short of scene it was gone oakland to keep it on after composing fourteen republican senate candidates take on interactive intelligence and goblins. he's eighty eight prisoners. there is much evidence to suggest. our wrongdoing. over sixty coalition forces had been killed. as result of actions by these eighty eight in fifty seven afghans had been killed by the actions of these eighty eight to allow them to be released would be a front to the afghan people and to the soldiers and those who bravely risk their lives to capture them. if these releases go ahead it would do irreparable damage to the relationship there will be a backlash in the us congress. i think the afghan people will be very upset you are ready to hear from the afghan people that they will dangerous criminals to be tried in a court not released arbitrarily. so the whole thing is that we can allow the afghan legal system to do its job. we're not asking that these people be tried in america. we're not asking that americans to the trial.
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2014 2:00am EST
tracker. given its importance to the united states, is there any development in europe? thinking primarily of southern europe but including france, maybe more in the economic and financial area but with possible spillover effect into the political arena that should be of concern to the united states. >> i think the main issue and it is a huge issue of concern to the united states is that i think europe is increasingly under fiscal pressures and in those fiscal pressures nato linked military issues invariably get short shrift that if you summarize european defense spending you have a big number. if you look at the capabilities that that translates into because of the national orientation of all of the european countries it is a pretty small set of capabilities and the underpinnings frankly of the nato alliance as an active collaboration are becoming harder and harder to sustain. >> that is exactly right. our concern for the european union and nato as partners in helping to deal with these foreign policy challenges, that is where we see the greatest vulnerability. >> the biggest question abo
Al Jazeera America
Jan 12, 2014 12:30pm EST
, president of the humane society of the united states. i suppose it would be no stretch to say that your organization would be opposed to this. tell us why. >> there are many aring species in the world, the black rhino is the rarest. the idea of linking a trophy hunting exercise with conservation may make sense to folks who are involved with trophy hunting but i don't think it makes sense in the grand scheme of things. a thousand rhinos have been poached in south africa in 2013. there are only 5,000 black rhinos, there are some white rhinos that have been poached part of that 1,000 we need to do what we to protect them. >> in this case, we know that -- first of all it is a permit that is given, even though the dallas hunting club isn't involved in that that permit would be given osomeone. >> the nimibians, to start auctioning off, where does it end, we want to offer an auction for an or angutang, where does the poaching work have to be involved with giving the person an opportunity to to shoot one of the rarest animals in the world? they are spending a lot of money but not linking their
FOX
Jan 19, 2014 11:00pm PST
of george herbert walker bush as the 44th president of the united states. that also means that it's been a quarter of a century since the end of 1988 of ronald reagan's two terms as the 40th president. on that day, george watson began a three part series looking back at the reagan years. and here's part one of that series. >>> upon rising to the leadership of their representative countries, winston churchill told the people of his country to expect blood, tears and sweat. when ronald reagan was first sworn in as president of the united states he said americans must stand tall once again. that was what the country apparently wanted to hear. historians will rightfully want to take their time before evaluating the legacy of the reagan years. but one thing is certain, the man brought supreme confidence to the presidency and transferred that confidence to the people. richard nixon was a pitiful giant. not exactly high praise from the nation's leaders. ronald reagan became president when the house needed a symbol. if the president was now the theater of american government, ronald reagan was
Al Jazeera America
Jan 10, 2014 3:00am EST
with the united states, and is on her way back to new delhi. [ chants ] >> and anger from fans in france as a controversial comedian is banned from the stage. >> the united states is demanding that both sides accede to a cease fire or lose hundreds of millions in aid. the u.n. says three weeks of fighting killed more than 1,000 people and up to 200,000 have fled their homes. malcolm webb is at the refugee camp in south sudan, and has this report. >> these children had to run for their life. they are traumatised. now they have lost their parents. they are among tens of thousands who fled fighting in south sudan. after days on the road they reached the border of uganda and now are waiting for help. this woman had to hide in the bush for three days and stepped over more dead bodies than she could count. >> when we crossed the river some drowned. i was separated from my son. i don't know where he is or if he's alive. >> trucks come to take them to a camp. they hope to find food and shelter. >> they are taken to a refugee center. people brought whatever possessions they could carry, mostly ma
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 7:00pm EST
here in davos, and i had a great opportunity to talk about what is going on in the united states. i spoke with toby cosgrov. >> we're only a few weeks into this, but we think we're headed in a direction that we have to do in the united states. we have to take costs out of the healthcare system. it's gotten to be the most expensive in the world, and we have to drive access o for patriots. we havpatriots--patients. quality is up and down and all over the place. we think we can do this, create a more efficient system and it's exciting to create a new healthcare system. >> you have managed some how to steer clear of the criticized this or politicized that. again, backing out of that, do you think so far it's gone well, and what would you have changed if you were in charge of it? >> obviously the roll out of the website is a problem. but that's the real story. the real story is the things we have to do to make the healthcare system more efficient. we have to have people involved in keeping themselves well, and that was one of the things that unfortunately it's going to not just be govern
Al Jazeera America
Jan 1, 2014 3:30pm EST
to the united states. >> the cold war mentality of the 1980s defined the u.s. relationship with south africa's apartheid rulers and others across the country says former president jimmy carter. >> all the other presidents were in bed with military dictators. >> he is in the country to attend the funeral of nelson mandela. he reflects on u.s. policy and l how it has changed. >> mr. president, thank you for joining us. at the time you were in office, nelson mandela was still in jail. there were americans who will remember back, and said we were not always the best friends we so have been to the antiapartheid forces in south africa. >> when i was in office we were looking for an end to apartheid. we worked hardest on changing to what became zimbabwe, and also were working to make a change in south africa as well. my vice president, walter mon mondale, called for one person, one vote in south africa. but that was kind of an anomaly in those days. after i left office, the united states administration went back to its previous time of being aligned with the apartheid government. >> but that doesn'
're talking about a document that is over 200 years old, it was written at a time when the united states looks nothing like what it looks like today. it was a small, rural republic huddled along the eastern seaboard, dependent mostly on or largely on slave labor, when communications were difficult, travel was treacherous. this was a document written by people who had, many of whom had no compunctions about owning other human beings, who thought that women had no role to play in lick affairs -- in public affairs and who thought that people without property ought not be allowed to vote. so it's just really pretty bizarre when you think about it that we should decide modern public policy questions based on what they thought a very long time ago. here's another way to make the point. if you do the kind of -- this is kind of a thought experiment. suppose you are, let's say, the president or a senator or a supreme court justice or just an ordinary american citizen, and you have some really big decision about a important matter of public policy. and i'm assuming you're quite a responsible person, so
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2014 11:30am EST
, what is the united states up to and has it made any progress in its efforts to stop the fighting in syria? >> well, it hasn't made a lot of progress. there's complete chaos on the ground on the rebel side who have been fighting each other tooth and nail as you mentioned in your start up, and the -- the worry on the part of the opposition is if they begin to talk to assad, he is quite powerful on the grown now, and this could lead to the partition of syria. a rebel controlled area in the south, and a regime controlled area in the rest of the country. so what their real beef is to try to hold the american's feet to the fire and make them actually deliver on this promise they made at geneva one that assad would step down, because they don't have the power to do that themselves. so that's -- the trackations that are going on right now in an effort to commit america to the position that assad has to go. obama said that early in this fight. and perhaps regrets it today, but america has been stepping back from that position and stopped supplying arms or aid of any kind to the rebels. so
Al Jazeera America
Jan 24, 2014 3:30am EST
and harder in others. we will explain. plus across the united states this has not been a good day for mcdonald's but it has been a great one for people who sell natural gas, we'll update you on america's energy emergency. >> in dabo, ali velshi, reports what the auto industry means for you. are i'm david shuster and this is "real money". this is "real money" and you are the most important part of the show so join our live conversation @aj realmoney. >>> politicians in both parties have been claiming that your odds of moving up the economic ladder are worse. the politicians are wrong, economic mobility is not getting worse, although it's not getting better either. the economic study was published by economists of cal berkeley and harvard. 30-year-olds across the country. while the big picture is stagnant the data shows there are big differences in income ability based on geography. from a child to rise from a low-income household to high-income how hold, san jose, california, at 12.9%, has some up wardly mobile, and compared to denmark, a country with highest mobility in the world. charlo
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2014 2:00pm EST
act signed by the president of the united states, and some of the same issues are still out there. so we have a golden opportunity. "the shriver report" list of this toy higher level of awareness. it's fabulous. let's thank maria for all the -- [applause] >> let's thank nancy pelosi for all the work she has done. [applause] >> that was part one of our tonight series on "the shriver report" focusing on women and poverty. we will show you the conclusion later tonight on our companion network c-span2. here's a preview. >> we are desperate to talk about. i think we're dying to talk about these sorts of things. at every single income level men say they want to be better fathers, they want to be more involved in their families. they get no support for that. they get no support not only -- totally support, no support is additionally but they also often don't get support from other men. so when guys say they want to take a leave come with a city want, i have to be home with their families, as we heard this morning from nancy pelosi that they want to be home with her older parents, sick parent
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